Czeslaw Siekierski, PhD

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Czeslaw Siekierski, PhD

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Born on October 8, 1952 in the village of Pieczonogi in the municipality of Oleśnica, Świętokrzyskie region. Polish politician and economist, PhD of economic sciences.

He graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. At the same university, at the Faculty of Agricultural Economics, he received a doctorate in economics and agricultural sciences.

Between 1993 and 1998, he was a director of the Foundation of Assistance Programs for Agriculture (FAPA). As director of the Foundation, he implemented programs and activities aimed at preparing Polish agriculture and rural areas for integration into the European Union.

Between 1997 and 2004, he was a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland for the second and fourth terms. In 1997 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland. Between 2001 and 2003, he served in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for the Preparation of Polish Agriculture for Integration into the European Union.

Between 2004 and 2019, he was an MEP in the European Parliament, where he was a vice-chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development between 2009 and 2014, and then a chairman of the Committee between 2014 amd 2019.

In 2019, he was elected as member of the Polish Parliament for the ninth term. He is currently a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland of the 10th term. On December 13, 2023, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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